Research Communications

More than 600 Ohio University students showcase research, creative work May 13 

ATHENS, Ohio (May 4, 2011) — More than 600 Ohio University students will present original work at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo Friday, May 13. The annual event, held from noon to 2:30 p.m. at the Convocation Center, will showcase projects on topics such as oil pipeline corrosion, the psychology of regret, the anatomy of dinosaurs and an exploration of contemporary American and British dance. 

Ohio University hosts the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo annually to demonstrate the results of its student research, scholarship and creative activity inside and outside of the classroom. About 600 undergraduates, graduate students, medical students and postdoctoral fellows will present 500 projects this year.

Research Expo
Research Expo
From theatrical props to new engineering inventions, students showcase a wide variety of projects at the Student Research and Creative Activity Expo.

Student participants can choose to have their work reviewed by a panel of judges who award up to $200 in prize money to the top projects in various categories organized by discipline or related subjects. Presentations will range from live performances, interactive demonstrations and exhibits to posters.  

Middle school and high school students from area districts will visit the event in the morning to learn about conducting research, as well as research and education opportunities for Ohio University students. The students will be hosted by the Office of Admissions as part of its “OHIO STEM Day” event and the Russ College of Engineering and Technology as part of its “Engineering Day” event.

The event, which is open to the university community and general public, will offer free pizza to attendees from noon to 1:30 p.m.  

The Student Research and Creative Activity Expo is sponsored by the Office of the Vice President for Research and the Dean of the Graduate College, Office of the President and Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost.

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2011 Research and Creative Activity Expo video:

Contacts: Roxanne Malé-Brune, (740) 597-1227,; Andrea Gibson, (740) 597-2166,